Sedation Dentistry An Overview
At Foothills Dentistry, the comfort and safety of our patients are important to our team of dentists and staff. We understand that factors like dental fear and dental anxiety can hinder patients from receiving the general dental care they need. Sedation dentistry allows anxious patients to receive treatment in a safe and relaxed state.
Under the care of our highly trained dentists, patients can receive the treatment they need without fear or discomfort. We offer a wide selection of dental sedation methods for patients to choose from.
We will perform a full dental evaluation, discuss your medical history, and may coordinate with your primary care physician in special cases. Together, you and our team will choose the best form of sedation for your dental needs.
Candidacy For Dental Sedation
Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients of all ages. Children who may experience dental fear or anxiety may also receive dental sedation. Factors like dosage are considered dependent on age and your overall health. Our experienced team will work with you to choose the best form of sedation for your needs.
If any of these conditions apply to you, you may be an ideal candidate for sedation dentistry:
- Sensitive teeth
- A strong gag reflex
- Fearful of the dentist
- Dental anxiety
- Fear of needles
- Fear of dental drills
- Experience uncontrollable body movements
The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry
Each form of sedation has its own list of benefits. Collectively, sedation dentistry offers these key benefits for patients.
- Anxiety relief: For many anxious or fearful patients visiting the dentist can be a scary process. many patients end up letting their fear or anxiety hinder them from visiting the dentist, even in the case of a serious dental problem. Dental sedation allows fearful or anxious patients to receive the treatment they need without fear, discomfort, or pain.
- Faster treatment: With dental sedation, your dentist is able to work faster and more efficiently. Under dental sedation, patients are calm and relaxed, which means your dentist can focus on your treatment and get you out of the chair quicker.
- Fewer visits to the dentist: If you are under dental sedation, your dentist may be able to perform the treatment you need during one visit. This may reduce the number of visits needed to complete your treatment plan.